Building and strengthening democratic ecosystems in local communities – A small guide

28.02.2023 Our colleague Dr. Stefan Cibian contributed with a chapter entitled Building and strengthening democratic ecosystems in local communities (available in Romanian) to the publication Guide for the Development of Resilient and Democratic Communities and Civic Engagement (available in Romanian). Gutenberg Association developed the guide as part of the project...

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Mapping the mobilization of the Industry for Good® in countering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the level of the Cluj-Napoca Metropolitan Area

01.11.2022 Our colleagues Silvia Fierăscu Ph.D., Levente Fejes Ph.D., and Stefan Cibian Ph.D. published a chapter in the book “Dezvoltare comunitară în România. Concepte, procese, modele de analiză / Community Development in Romania: Concepts, processes, and models of analysis” which appeared at Tritonic in September 2022. The chapter signed by...

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Summer Camp on Research, Conservation, and Restoration of Stone Monuments

15.08.2022 Graveyards, irrespective of their religious belonging, represent important research sources for studying various phenomena unfolding in the community where respective graveyards are located. Also, a funeral monument is in itself a historical source and can be often considered artistic and cultural heritage. Therefore, by researching such monuments we can...

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Questionnaire: The contribution of Community Foundations to community sustainability

14.12.2022 While we know community foundations are powerful mechanisms for enhancing the sustainability of local communities, we have little data to prove it. We, therefore, invite community foundations (CFs) and community foundations support organizations (CFSOs) in Europe to join the effort of generating data and analysis about their thinking and...

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Toolkit – Advancing a Welcoming Infrastructure for Humanitarian Relief

08.12.2022 We have wonderful news from our colleagues from Welcoming America! The “” toolkit is now available on the Welcoming International website in English, Polish, and Romanian. “In this new guide, Welcoming America and the Welcoming International Alliance outline five ways for local leaders to create equitable and welcoming environments...

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The digital divide in Romania – presentation at the 8th Central European Conference in Regional Science International Symposium

21.11.2022   Our colleague Magdalena Drăgan Ph.D. presented at the 8th Central European Conference in Regional Science International Symposium the results of the study on digital inclusion and exclusion in Romania carried out by the Făgăraș Research Institute for the EOS Foundation. The digital divide in Romania is analyzed from...

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European Community Foundation Initiative: Publication of the Peer-evaluation Report

22.07.2022 The Făgăraș Research Institute led a field-driven evaluation of the European Community Foundations Initiative (ECFI). The analysis and insights will play an important role in shaping ECFI beyond 2022 and has opened an interesting opportunity for community foundations (CF) practitioners to further connect to and reflect on ECFI’s work....

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FRI at the 14th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum

12.10.2021 The Black Sea NGO Forum 2021 edition, held in an online format, focused on raising awareness about civil society challenges during the pandemic and on identifying opportunities for further cooperation among civil society organizations at the Black Sea (please see the agenda here). FRI Executive Director, Stefan Cibian, Ph.D.,...

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